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8th Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter School: Topological Effects in Photonics

Registration has been postponed to 6th of march!

This school aims at introducing students and post-docs with an optics background to the concepts of topological physics.
These ideas were originally developed in quantum condensed matter physics to explain surprising observations such as the integer and fractional quantum Hall effects. In the last years, a growing interest is being devoted to their translation to electromagnetism and optics, with already a number of remarkable experimental achievements.
In addition to theoretical courses on the general theoretical tools, the school will offer dedicated lectures on specific optical systems where such physics can be observed and, possibly, exploited in devices.

•    Eugene DemlerBasics of topological physics (Harvard University, USA)
•    Netanel LindnerFloquet topological insulators (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
•    Jens Koch, Topological effects in circuit QED systems (Northwestern University , USA)
•    Oded Zilberberg, Topological pumps in coupled waveguides (ETH, Switzerland)
•    Florian Marquardt, Topology in optomechanics (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
•    Arno RauschenbeutelChiral interaction of light and matter in confined geometries
(Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Austria)
•    Mikael Rechtsman, Topological effects in coupled waveguides (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
•    Monika Aidelsburger, Topological effects in atomic systems (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany)
•    Nader Engheta, Metamaterial concepts (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
•    Alberto Amo, Topological effects in semiconductor microcavity polaritons (CNRS, France)
•    Mohammad Hafezi, Topological effects in silicon photonics (University of Maryland, USA)
•    Iacopo Carusotto, Topological effects in quantum fluids of light (INO-CNR BEC Center, Italy)


Poster Session

During the school, a poster session for the purpose of stimulating discussion and networking will be held. The description of current activity of the students is encouraged. While it is mandatory to submit an abstract at the registration time, it will not undergo any review process and will be accepted as is.
The abstract (in a Word or PDF format) should be sent to 
The abstract should contain a Title, Author(s) list and Affiliation and the text of max 250 words.


School reception

A reception is being arranged for all participants from Sunday March 15th starting. All school attendees are invited to pass through the reception.



School Directors

Iacopo Carusotto
Trento, Italy

Alberto Amo
CNRS, France

Mohammad Hafezi
University of Maryland, USA